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Login To Multiple Gmail Accounts or Websites Using Firefox

Multiple logins from one browser!Do you have more than one account for some websites?  I’m going to guess that most of you groovy geeks out there (yes, there is a different between a geek and a nerd) are like me in that you have several accounts for various purposes.  For example, I have several Gmail accounts for home/business use and for testing.  Anyway, I’m sure like me you’ve run into problems trying to login to these websites using multiple accounts being that normally you can only login one at a time.  In the past I solved that problem by using multiple browsers like Chrome or IE side-by-side with Firefox however for the past few months I’ve been using a groovy Firefox extension called Multifox. The Firefox Add-on not only solves this common problem but it also simplifies things.  Let’s take a look!

How To Open Multiple Gmail Accounts Using One Browser – Firefox

Step 1 – Install the Multifox Firefox Add-on

The extension can be downloaded from the Brazilian Mozilla developer site here: http://br.mozdev.org/multifox/

Click the “Install Extension button to get started.

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Step 2 – Install the Multifox Firefox Add-on

After you’ve Clicked Install a pop-up will appear in the top-right corner of Firefox.  Click Allow to continue installation.

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Step 3 – Install the Multifox Firefox Add-on, Restart Firefox

A Software Installation dialog box will pop-up. Promptly Click Install Now.  To finish installing the add-on you’ll next be required to Restart Firefox.

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Step 4 – Open Links in New Identity Profiles

Now when you want to open a Gmail (or ANY login site) as a different use without being forced to log out, just Right-Click any link and Select Open Link in New Identity Profile.   A new window will appear and it will have it’s own separate identity profile.

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Done!

Any window that you open as a “New Identity Profile” will have a mark in the address bar to let you know what identity profile it is.  I haven’t tested to see how many different profiles you can actually open but, I figure most people won’t need more than 5 anyway.

Note that #1 is your original Firefox window and won’t be marked with a number in the address bar.

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Do you have a favorite Firefox extension / add-on that saves time or resources?  Let us know about it in the comments!

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4 Responses to Login To Multiple Gmail Accounts or Websites Using Firefox

  1. dimaks August 2, 2010 at 11:43 pm #

    This will make my life easier. My case is that, I got these multiple gmail accounts – 1 for my blogger for blogspot blogs, 1 for my adsense and some for emails. Now I won’t have to logout to hop onto my different accounts :)

    thanks for sharing!

    • MrGroove August 2, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

      One of my exact use-cases! Thanks for the feedback.

  2. ajay January 21, 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    thanks for this tut keep them coming nice site too gud luck

  3. kawalbir singh March 25, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    my add websites

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